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Friday, March 18, 2016

Bald Eagle Update: Pictures of the First Baby Eaglet Emerging from Its Shell

Washington, DC  - We've been watching...and waiting... and today it happened! At around 7:35 a.m., the American Eagle Foundation Bald Eagle Cam at the U.S. National Arboretum showed us the first pictures of a fuzzy baby eaglet emerging from its shell!

The two bald eagles, affectionately named "Mr. President" and "The First Lady, have been nesting high up in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum since 2014.

After first seeing the eggs in the nest last month - a 'pip' or small crack was spotted developing earlier this week which let us know that one of the eaglets was on the way.

The crack turned into a hole yesterday and we could even see the eaglet's beak poking out of the shell.

Officials at the American Eagle Foundation told us that the egg would hatch within 48 hours of the ‘pipping' beginning - and they were right on time.

Still no names for the eaglets (the one who hatched or the one who hasn't yet).


At around 7:35 a.m., the American Eagle Foundation Bald Eagle Cam at the U.S. National Arboretum showed us the first pictures of a fuzzy baby eaglet emerging from its shell! (Video: © American Eagle Foundation)


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